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Heed the Ghost of Yourself Yet to Come

This article is by staff writer Robert Brokamp. Back in July of 2013, I decided to move on from the turtle-logoed pages of Get Rich Slowly in order to devote more time to other professional and familial responsibilities. […]

Heed the Ghost of Yourself Yet to Come

This article is by staff writer Robert Brokamp. Back in July of 2013, I decided to move on from the turtle-logoed pages of Get Rich Slowly in order to devote more time to other professional and familial responsibilities. […]

Questions to ask before paying more for quality

This article is by staff writer Kristin Wong. There’s something to be said for spending more on a quality item. If frugality is about getting the most value out of something, spending more on quality can actually be thrifty. In a recent post, I admitted that I once splurged on a $200 coat. A couple of readers rightfully pointed out that an expensive purchase isn’t always a waste of money. […]

Questions to ask before paying more for quality

This article is by staff writer Kristin Wong. There’s something to be said for spending more on a quality item. If frugality is about getting the most value out of something, spending more on quality can actually be thrifty. In a recent post, I admitted that I once splurged on a $200 coat. A couple of readers rightfully pointed out that an expensive purchase isn’t always a waste of money. […]

How long will mortgage rates stay low?

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. Mortgage interest rates have been steadily dropping, and they’ve been doing that for a very long time — so long that most people can’t even remember rates higher than, say 7 or 8 percent. How short our memories are: Those with gray hair remember that rates haven’t always been this low. […]

How long will mortgage rates stay low?

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. Mortgage interest rates have been steadily dropping, and they’ve been doing that for a very long time — so long that most people can’t even remember rates higher than, say 7 or 8 percent. How short our memories are: Those with gray hair remember that rates haven’t always been this low. […]

What does it cost to commute?

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. In recent posts exploring job searches and the cost of jobs in general, the subject of commute came up in a number of the comments. Readers pointed out that a commute makes a huge difference in whether a job is desirable or not because it has a significant impact on quality of life. I couldn’t agree more. […]

What does it cost to commute?

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. In recent posts exploring job searches and the cost of jobs in general, the subject of commute came up in a number of the comments. Readers pointed out that a commute makes a huge difference in whether a job is desirable or not because it has a significant impact on quality of life. I couldn’t agree more. […]

Ask the Readers: Have you tried the Get Rich Slowly Forum?

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. There’s a tab up at the far right of the Get Rich Slowly website called “Forums.” I wonder if you’ve had a chance to visit. It’s where you (and a lot of other people) can join in with a crowd of like-minded and dedicated individuals to ask a question about your own personal financial situation and get an actual answer back. Who moderates the Forum? […]

What is the last day to ship before Christmas?

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. What is the last day to ship before Christmas? Well, that depends, actually. Traditionally – that is, say, prior to 2008 – the last day to ship was around the second week of December. These days, it really depends on how much you are willing to spend. FedEx offers same-day shipping on Christmas Day. […]